Speaking after French police put down two terror sieges, President Barack Obama said Friday he offered law enforcement and counterintelligence support to America's oldest ally.
Twelve people—journalists and police officers—were killed Wednesday when gunmen conducted a brazen terrorist attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
Obama pledged to the French people that in the wake of the attack "the United States stands with you today, stands with you tomorrow."
"We fight alongside you to uphold our values, the values we share, universal values that bind us together as friends and as allies," the president declared, adding "we stand for freedom, hope, and the dignity of all human beings and that's what the city of Paris represents to the world."
Two suspects, Said Kouachi, 34 and his 32-year-old brother, Cherif, led French security forces on one of the biggest manhunts in the country's history. After a hostage situation, both brothers were killed in a raid on a factory where they had holed up, according to multiple reports.
Late on Wednesday a third suspect,18-year-old Hamyd Mourad, turned himself into police. French media quoted friends as saying he was in school class at the moment of the attack.
Separately, at least four people including a gunman were killed during a siege at a kosher supermarket in Paris, according to NBC News. The gunman reportedly threatened to kill his hostages if authorities launched an assault on the Kouachi brothers.